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TSA extends face mask requirements


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the face mask requirement across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including on commuter railroads through Sept. 13.

TSA’s initial face-mask requirement went into effect Feb. 1 with a May 1 expiration date.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that fully vaccinated travelers with an Federal Drug Administration-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United STates, but the CDC guidelines still require individuals to wear a face mask, socially distance and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer. 

The extension of the face mask requirement is consistent with the most recent CDC guidance. Although the TSA has extended the date of enforcement, all other aspects of the face mask requirement remain unchanged, including exemptions and civil penalties. 

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